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Lidietta GIORNO


@itm.cnr.it  -  lidietta.giorno@cnr.it

Tel: +39 0984 492050

Institute on Membrane Technology (CNR-ITM) 
c/o University of Calabria 
Via P. Bucci cubo 17/C 
87030 Rende CS


Biographical Note

has served as the Director of the Institute on Membrane Technology of the National Research Council of Italy, ITM-CNR since 2009 until February 2019.

Her research expertise include membrane bioengineering, biocatalytic membrane reactors, integrated membrane systems for bioseparations and bioconversions, downstream processing based on molecular separation, membrane chirotechnology, membrane emulsifier, integrated membrane operations for water treatment. She has been involved in membrane science, engineering research and development some 25 years, being involved in research co-operations at European and international level.

She awarded The International Awards "Guido Dorso" for Research in 2011, sponsored by the Italian Senate and the University of Naples Federico II. She awarded the Sapio Red Carpet Award in 2016 among the female scientists of highest scientific profile who are engaged for the development of the Country.  

She worked abroad in the USA at Sepracor Inc. 1992; in The Netherlands at ATO-DLO, 1994; in France, at The University of Compiegne 1997 and 2000. She is Visiting Porfessor at Tianjin University of Science and Technology, China, since 2008.

Lidietta Giorno is co-author of several books, over 100 peer reviewed scientific papers in international journals, and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of Membranes, Springer, 2016. She is member of editorial board of scientific journals, member of the referee pool of scientific journals and research agencies, member of international committees and several scientific societies.

She has served as member of the Board of Directors of the European Membrane House – EMH, (Belgium), born to continue the activity of the NanoMemPro Network of Excellence funded by the European Commission within the FP6.

She has served on the European Membrane Society Council as the President of the EMS Council and the Editor of the EMS Membrane Newsletter. She was nominated Honorary Member of the European Membrane Society in 2014.

Recent references

  • S. Fadhil, T. Marino, H. F Makki, Q. F Alsalhy, S. Blefari, F. Macedonio, E. Di Nicolò, L. Giorno, E. Drioli, A. Figoli. Novel PVDF-HFP flat sheet membranes prepared by Triethyl Phosphate (TEP) solvent for Direct Contact Membrane Distillation. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 102 (2016) 16-26. doi:10.1016/j.cep.2016.01.007. ISSN: 0255-2701.

  • F. Bazzarelli, E. Piacentini, T. Poerio, R. Mazzei, A. Cassano, L. Giorno Advances in membrane operations for water purification and biophenols recovery /valorization from OMWWs, Journal of Membrane Science 497 (2016) 402–409, Doi:10.1016/j.memsci.2015.09.049

  • A. Cassano, W. Cabri, G. Mombelli, F. Peterlongo, L. Giorno, Recovery of bioactive compounds from artichokebrines by nanofiltration, Food and Bioproducts Processing, 98 (2016) 257–265, DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2016.02.004

  • A. Córdova, C. Astudillo, L. Giorno, C. Guerrero, C. Conidi, A. Illanes, A. Cassano, Nanofiltration potential for the purification of highly concentrated enzymatically produced oligosaccharides, Food and Bioproducts Processing, 98 (2016) 50–61, DOI: 10.1016/j.fbp.2015.11.005

  • Gebreyohannes A. Y.,  R. Mazzei, L. Giorno, Trends and current practices of olive mill wastewater treatment: Application of integrated membrane processe and its future perspective, Separation and Purification Technology 162 (13) 45-60 (2016) 



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